Honeysuckle bushes spread quickly and are hard to control. Unlike the beautiful, sweet-smelling honeysuckle vines, these bushes have many branches, small red fruit and smooth leaves, and can grow up to 15 feet high. You can identify them easily in the fall and winter because they keep their green leaves all year long. It's very important to keep up with getting rid of these unwanted plants before they form thickets that shade out the more desirable plants.
Things You'll Need
- Small saw or strong gardening shears
- Herbicide containing 20-percent glyphosate
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Cut the trunks of the plants 3 to 4 inches above the ground using a small saw or strong gardening shears.
Spray the entire remaining trunks with the herbicide.
After the plants have died, insert the crowbar into the ground next to the trunks and uproot them. They should come out fairly easily if they are dead.